INDIA’S budget airline IndiGo said it plans to start a service to the UK by the end of the year.
Launching its Delhi-Istanbul flight service, the company added that it has been expanding its fleet of aircraft to connect more countries, among them the UK, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Saudi Arabia.
IndiGo chief commercial officer, William Boulter, said: “We are looking very seriously into other points in South East Asia, notably the obvious ones of Vietnam and Myanmar. We also want to operate shortly to Saudi Arabia on the west side”.
About IndiGo’s plan to connect Delhi to London, he said: “We are still hoping to operating to London this year. We haven’t chosen yet what the mid point is going to be, whether Baku or Tsblisi or Istanbul.”
“We had some slots in Gatwick airport last winter, but they have lapsed. So, we are again looking at which airport we can operate to in the UK. It’s not yet confirmed. We are very keen to get into the UK market this year.
“Once we get more A321s, we will do more longer routes.”